This editable powerpoint shows a picture of a neuron under a microscope and asks students to take guesses as to what it is. It gives more hints on each slide. Hints teach students that their brain grows new neurons as they learn new things.
-We use these every day.
-They are extremely important in this class.
-This picture is under a microscope.
-These are inside your body.
-The more the better.
-You are in charge of growing new ones.
-These help you achieve your goals.
-When you read or do math you grow new ones.
This can be done all in one day or extended out for 5 days. I gave 2 new hints a day and had students write and discuss their new guesses each day. I revealed the answer on the last day. Feel free to adapt the powerpoint and activity to your classroom.